Mary Oliver Masi ’04 has had a very successful writing career since her days at Mercyhurst Prep. After high school she went on to Emerson College in Boston where she studied writing. After graduating college, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television writing. She has lived and worked out there as a TV writer ever since. She has worked on various shows during her career, a few being Chicago PD, APB, and Take Two. She currently works on the CBS show, FBI. Most of her work has been for network procedurals. The amazing part of Mary Oliver’s story is that she credits one of her former MPS English teachers for helping her succeed in her writing career. That teacher is Mrs. Pirrello, who has been retired from MPS for a few years now. Mary said, “I credit her so much for nurturing my love of creative writing and giving me the confidence to pursue it as a full-time career.”